Leonardo Corp releases new ECAT test data
REPORT ON THE INTERNAL TEST PERFORMED ON THE â€œHOT CATâ€
Report date: October 9thÂ 2012
NOTICE : THIS REPORT IS ISSUED BY LEONARDO CORPORATION, NOT BY A THIRD PARTY. TESTS PERFORMED BY AN INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY WILL BE RELEASED UPON COMPLETION OF THE SAME.
IN THE PRESENT REPORT, WE ARE PRESENTING DATA OBTAINED BY US THROUGH A PARALLEL TEST PERFORMED WITH THE SAME INSTRUMENTATION USED BY SAID THIRD PARTY, ON THE SAME REACTOR, THE SO-CALLED â€œHOT CATâ€.
PLEASE CONSIDER THESE FIGURES AS THOSE WE REASONABLY EXPECT TO SEE CONFIRMED IN THE FORTHCOMING INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY TEST.
THE REACTOR WAS MANUFACTURED IN THE USA.
MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTATION WAS CHOSEN SUBSEQUENTLY TO THE SWEDISH TEST PERFORMED ON SEPT. 6TH.
MEASUREMENTS WERE THEREFORE PERFORMED WITH THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE PRECISION, AVOIDING THE USE OF AMP CLAMPS AND VOLTMETERS, IN PLACE OF WHICH THE INSTRUMENT DESCRIBED IN ATTACHMENT # 2 (MODULATED BY A VARIAC INSTEAD OF A TRIAC POWER SOURCE) WAS USED.
Please take note of the data format: a periodÂ â€œ.â€ is used to indicate the decimals and a comma â€œ,â€ to indicate the thousands, not vice versa as in many countries; for instance, 2,000.00 means â€œtwo thousand point zero hundredthsâ€.
The reactor is a cylinder having the following dimensions:
- Length: 33 cm
- Diameter: 8.6 cm
(See photos in the Penon Report attached)
Surface: 891 cm2Â
The internal cylinder has been eliminated; energy measurements were performed on the external surface only, through the Stephan-Boltzmann equation.
Weight without charge: 4331 g
Weight before test: 4351 g
Weight after test: 4350 g
Charge weight: 20 g
Test started: Sept 25thÂ at 08.00 AM
Test completed: Oct 9thÂ at 08.00 AM
Total duration of the test: 336 hours
Time from reactor startup to full power: 4 hours
Reactor shutdown time: 4 hours
Net operation time for stabilized reactor: 328 hours
Average room temperature: 25 Â°C
Temperature reached after 4 hours: 1050 Â°C
Average temperature for the following 328 hours: 1050 Â°C
Self-sustaining mode operation, total time:Â 118 hours
Peak power consumption: about 5 kW
Average power consumption: about 2.4 kW (two point four kW)
TOTAL ENERGY CONSUMED
T(Â°K)4Â = 2.838 * 1012
Wh = 2.838 * 1012Â * 5.67 * 10-8Â * 8.91 * 102Â * 10-4Â =Â 14.337 Wh * h-1Â (fourteen point three hundred and thirty-seven kWh per hour)
TOTAL ENERGY IRRADIATED
3.268/278.4 = 11.7 (eleven point seven)
163.4 MW * kg-1Â (one hundred and sixty-three point four MWh per kg)
(see the Ragone Plot at p. 15 of the Penon Report attached)
INSTRUMENT USED FOR MEASURINGÂ
TEMPERATURE ON THE EXTERNAL SURFACE:
Optris PI 160 Camera (see Attachment 1)
INSTRUMENT USED FOR MEASURING POWERÂ
CONSUMPTION DURING THE TESTÂ
Tursdale Technical Services, PCE-830 (See Attachment 2)
EXTERNAL REACTOR SURFACE COATING
Black paint, proprietary formulation, resistant up to 1200Â° C, made specifically for Leonardo Corp. by Universokrema, Treviso, Italy.
This test is under scrutiny by an independent third party.
DIRECTOR OF THE TEST:
DR. ANDREA ROSSI